I’m actually not an experienced forum user, but I was so much impressed with the Best Guides’ tours that I decided to register and to post this review just to share my fantastic experience! I work in Moscow now and I decided to come to St. Petersburg for a weekend. One of my colleagues gave me Best Guides’ contacts, I wrote them and explained that it would be my first time in St. Petersburg, that I have two days only and want to see most interesting places. I took the itinerary they suggested without any changers just because I never have enough time or maybe I am too lazy to do investigation.
It turned out to be not just good, not only great – it was fantastic! It was the most interesting weekend I’ve spent in Russia (and it’s already my third month in this country!). My guide was Anna, as far as I found out later she is a co-owner of the company. The city tour was so informative and all this information was given in such interesting and exiting way that I hardly noticed how 3 hours passed. After quick lunch we went to the Hermitage. I understand that it’s not an ordinary museum; I even can say it’s the most beautiful museum in the world, but still never before I could imagine that a museum tour could be so interesting. I’m not a big art lover, at least I never was one before. But now I’m so much impressed that I decided to visit Pushkin Art museum in Moscow and I am going to do it the next weekend with a Moscow guide who Anna recommended.
On Sunday we went to see Catherin’s Palace in Pushkin. As Anna says you just have to see it to understand what it means – a lot of gold! I can’t describe it really – you just have to see it! An endless gallery of rooms covered with gold, portraits of Russian Tsars and Empresses, private belongings of royalty. Anna made all this history alive.
Now I just want to say – thank you Anna, thank you Best Guides for that fantastic weekend! You managed to make me interested in Russian history and culture and that’s great! Thank you!
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